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Old school weights and measure #gaziantep #glimpsesofthepast #talesoftheTigress


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Heaven could be anywhere, why not here? . . . Glimpses of the adorable and beautiful scenarios of Kashmir will always flash in my inward eye... And all those remarkable experiences, how can someone forget those?😍 I didn't clearly remember(in fact how could I as it was in my 6th year) but, I'm sure that it was the most beautiful trip I have ever experienced... #beauty #nature #childhood #glimpsesofthepast #garden #scenery #landscape #lifeisaperfectmasti


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A glimpse of a few of the amazing photos from Gill King, one of the contributors to ‘Pulling Together The Past’. A story or two to be told about each no doubt. ‘Newquay’ built 1812 in Newquay Main Street, check out the trailer! The old gigs, including ‘Newquay’ racing in Scillies. ‘Nornour’ in fancy dress. Winning crews. The launch of the ‘Unity’ in 1978. We thank everyone who in any way has donated to the project. What an amazing legacy we are creating now and for the future. #thankyou #heritage #volunteers #gigrowing #gigracing #newquay #scillies #community #history #glimpsesofthepast #cpga #hlf #cornishpilotgig #cornishpilotgigassociation


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Probably one of the earliest Thanksgiving photos I have, taken around 1910 in Indianapolis. It's labeled "Thanksgiving dinner on Keystone Ave. Will, Anna, Geraldine, Mae, Pa, Roy, Vera not seen only noses." Left to right are William Dooley, his wife Anna (Gill) Dooley, daughter Geraldine, Mae Gill, Eli D. Gill, and then the noses are Vera (Gill) Almond, and her husband Roy Almond. Their son Harlan is probably peeking out from behind Eli. Anna, Mae, and Vera were all Eli's daughters. Eli was my great-great grandfather, born in Virginia in 1852. It's not the greatest photo, but I think it was difficult to get the lighting right with indoor photos at that time. #thanksgiving1910 #thanksgiving #throwbackthursday #vintagethanksgiving #genealogy #ancestry #glimpsesofthepast


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Thanksgiving 45 years ago today at Grandma Likins' house in Denver, Colorado. Grandma Likins, Jenny, Aunt Ginny, Dad, Mom, Grandma Gill (visiting from Indiana), Marian Shipley (Gma Likins' friend), and me in front. #thanksgiving1974 #thanksgiving #throwbackthursday #polaroid #genealogy #ancestry #glimpsesofthepast #vintagepolaroid


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Week 48: Thief My great grandfather in-law, was a highway robber, but he wasn't a very good one. After holding up a Nebraska farmer, firing two shots at him, and then taking his gold watch, Ernest Blumanthal (1887-1938) entered the town of Shubert to find a place to stay for the night. Ernest "made his appearance at the police station, asking for a night's lodging. When he was searched preparatory to being given a bed, the watch was found in his pocket." He confessed and had a place to stay each night for the next three years after being convicted of highway robbery. Ernest would go on to get married and raise a family. But later in life he would wind up in trouble with the law again when he was found in possession of a still during prohibition. He would do time in the Colorado State Penitentiary that time around. #52ancestors #genealogy #ancestry #vintagephoto #vintagephotos #glimpsesofthepast #antiquephoto #antiquephotos #vintagephotograph #antiquephotography #antiquephotographs #mugshot #vintagemugshot #prohibition


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Week 47: Soldier Some soldiers from my family tree that I'm thankful to have photos of. Top: Thomas Neal Likins (Civil War, Union, 1841-1864) and George W. Noel (Civil War, Union, 1822-1863) Neither survived the war. Middle: Albert Blynn Gill (WWI, 1891-1959), Robert Leonard Leslie (WWI, 1895-1965), and Garald Davis Gill (WWII, 1913-2000) Bottom: George Patton (Civil War, Union, 1844-1919) and James Dison Woodburn (Civil War, Union, 1847-1917) #52ancestors #genealogy #ancestry #vintagephoto #vintagephotos #glimpsesofthepast #antiquephoto #antiquephotos #vintagephotograph #antiquephotography #antiquephotographs #tintype #cdv #cartedevisite #civilwar #wwi #wwii #soldiers #likins


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Week 46: Poor Man The biological parents of my great great grandmother, Rosette Puffer, were a mystery for many years. Family tradition said that her father was a Davis and her mother was a Smart. The story went that the father had died young and so the mother, who was trying to support eight children on her own, allowed Rosette to be adopted by friends of the family, John & Harriet Puffer. As I researched the family, it became apparent that that story was not completely true. Rosette's mother, Harriet Smart (1812-1900) married Ira Sanborn Davis (1810-1839) when she was nineteen. They soon had four children, but for whatever reason, Ira hanged himself in their barn at the age of twenty-nine. Certainly realizing her need to get help to support her young family, Harriet married Ira's brother, Francis S. Davis (1812-1888), within the year. Four more children were soon added to the family, including Rosette, who was born in 1845 in Wendell (now Sunapee), New Hampshire. By the time of the 1850 census, they were apparently separated, and many of their children were scattered among family members and neighbors. But Francis (or Frank) was not dead. In 1852, Harriet was granted a divorce from him. In the proceedings, she detailed how he was an alcoholic who had repeated physically and verbally abused her. By 1860, Harriet and her youngest daughter were working as weavers in a cotton mill in Manchester, New Hampshire. In future censuses, Harriet was living with her adult children, and newspaper accounts from when she was in her eighties commented on what a comfortable life she had attained. It mentioned she’d recently been about town visiting friends and family “bright and full of witty remarks.” “Whenever we meet an aged person who is cheerful and contented, able to enjoy reading and society, tenderly cared for by loving relatives and surrounded by the comforts of life, we wish we might all spend our declining years as pleasantly.” She died at age 87. (Continued in comments)


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Слушал с дедушкой татарское радио и пил сладкий чай. Во времена. #russianheritage # I listened to tatar radio and sipped sweet tea. What a time. #russianheritage #tatarstanrules #nostalgie #glimpsesofthepast


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While cleaning my house yesterday, I picked up this statue and sat it on my coffee table. When I was ready to put it back in its place I noticed the beautiful light shining on it and of course I had to capture it! Then I sat down for a minute and started reminiscing about the days past that reminded me of when my boys were this age and were so easily delighted in Gods creations. It was such a precious time in my life, I loved being a mommy and taking walks with them to explore and teaching them about God. I will forever keep this piece to keep those precious memories fresh. Now they are grown men who love God and still love spending time in his beautiful creation! . ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. . . . . . . #glimpsesofthepast #godswordfortoday #fallingforautumndecor #countryhomesandinteriors #cottagestylehome


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Week 45: Rich Man My great-great grandfather, Ezekiel Henry Johnson (1830-1911), apparently didn't do too badly for himself when he went to California for the Gold Rush. According to a history of Clinton County, Indiana, Ezekiel started out as a blacksmith in Ohio. "After learning the trade he traveled in many cities, working at his trade. In April, 1853, he borrowed money from his father in order to go to California. He remained there eight years and four months, engaged in blacksmithing and mining, and during that time accumulated considerable wealth. He returned by the Panama route in August 1861." After his return east, he moved to Shelby County, Indiana, married Martha Seward, and established a mercantile business. In 1874, he moved to Colfax, Indiana, and started a new shop. At the age of 50, he retired, "thinking he had accumulated sufficient means," but after a year went back into business again. He didn't retire for good until he was 72. The ambrotype of Ezekiel was probably taken while Ezekiel was in California. The ad is from a 1899 Colfax newspaper. #52ancestors #genealogy #ancestry #vintagephoto #vintagephotos #glimpsesofthepast #ambrotype #goldrush #casedimage #mercantile #generalstore #clintoncountyindiana


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What a perfect morning to enjoy nature's beauty while gathering boughs and holly to decorate our porch with #getoutside #naturetrails #harvesttime #glimpsesofthepast #quackquack Take time to slow down and just listen


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That one time I caught the bouquet & David caught the garter. I know you’re laughing from heaven 👼🏻 💔#family #brothersisterlove #glimpsesofthepast


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Week 44: Trick or Treat My grandfather (left) and a buddy were apparently up to no good when they dressed as women and climbed in a dorm window at Grinnell College in the early 1920s. He died 25 years before I was born, so I never knew my grandfather, Rosslyn "Ross" Eugene Likins (1901-1944), but I gather from a few photos and some things he wrote that he had a good sense of humor. I wish the story of this series of three photos had been passed down, but I'm glad to have them at any rate. By the way, Ross attended Grinnell College at the same time as actor Gary Cooper (though he was known by his birth name as Frank Cooper at that time). #52ancestors #genealogy #ancestry #vintagephoto #vintagephotos #glimpsesofthepast #grinnellcollege #highjinx #1920s #vintagedorm


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Week 43: Transportation In 1910, my Indiana born and raised great grandfather, Arthur Alfred Gill (1883-1966), went west to work as a day laborer while finding some adventures along the way. He spent some time in both Denver and Colorado Springs, and on November 13, 1910, he took the cog railway to the top of Pikes Peak. And at the top, he had his photo taken with the others who were on the same excursion. Arthur is on the right side of the photo, just to the left of the woman holding the child. Just look at how people dressed for such occasions and especially the hats that were worn. My aunt still has Arthur's bowler. We can see Pikes Peak from our house - a view we never tire of. #52ancestors #genealogy #ancestry #vintagephoto #vintagephotos #glimpsesofthepast #pikespeak #cograilway #pikespeakcograilway #vintagecolorado #vintagephotography #vintagecoloradosprings #coloradospringsvintage #pikespeaksummit


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